About 65km from Villa Carlos Paz, just to the south of the RP-34, is the PARQUE NACIONAL DE LA QUEBRADA DEL CONDORITO (t03541/433371, wwww.condoritoapn.com.ar), which takes its name from the Quebrada de los Condoritos, a misty canyon eroded into the mountains that, in turn, gets its name from the baby condors reared in its deep ravines.
Hikes take between two hours and several days, and there are designated areas in the park where camping is permitted. The hike route is clearly marked with numbered posts, getting steadily more difficult after you pass number ten, which takes you down steep and sometimes slippery paths towards the bottom of the canyon. All kinds of trees, shrubs and ferns can be spotted, even some endemic species such as rare white gentians, while the plentiful fauna includes various wild cats, frogs, foxes and lizards. Birdlife is prolific but the stars are the condors themselves, especially their young; if you’re lucky you might see condors and their chicks bathing in the water at the bottom of the gorge. Guides can be hired in advance from the park’s main office, the Intendencia del Parque Nacional Quebrida del Condorito (Resistencia 30 t03541/15631727) in Villa Carlos Paz.